S2: Shout out to Autumn Peltier
04:28 | Aug 6th, 2019
planetinfocus recommended:Oct 11th, 2019
This year’s Planet in Focus 2019 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero award will go to Autumn Peltier. Autumn Peltier is Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of the Wikwemikong First Nation and an internationally recognized advocate for clean water. She is a water protector and has been called a “water warrior”. Peltier addressed world leaders at the UN General Assembly on the issue of water protection at the age of thirteen in 2018. She began her advocacy on behalf of water at the age of eight and was inspired by her great aunt, Josephine Mandamin. In April, 2019 the Anishinabek Nation honoured her and raised her up to be the Chief Water Commissioner in her great aunties role.